Treatment & Services
- Diabetic Eye Examinations
- Laser For Diabetic Retinopathy
- Laser Treatment Of Retinal Disease
- Macular Degeneration Evaluations
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Macular Hole
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, PA USA
Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD USA
Medical School - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
Undergraduate - Princeton University
Princeton, NJ USA
- Editor, Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Editor, Medical Retina and Oncology volumes, Ryan's Retina, 4th Ed., Mosby, 2006
- Past Secretary for Quality of Care, American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Past Chair, Preferred Practice Panel Committee, American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Past Chair, Retina Panel, Preferred Practice Panel Committee, AAO
age-related macular degeneration, clinical trials, Diabetic retinopathy
Awards & Honors
- Former Karl Hagen Professor of Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins University
- Long record of grants/research funding
- Included in various "best" lists Princeton University:Summa cum laude (chemistry)
- Sigma Xi
- William Foster Memorial Prize
- Merck Index Award Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine:Phi Beta Kappa
- Alpha Omega Alpha
- USPHS NIH Research Grant recipient Wills Fellowship:Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship, 1982-1983
- Heed-Knapp Fellowship, 1983 Miscellaneous Awards:American Academy of Ophthalmology Senior Honor Award, 1998
- American Academy of Ophthalmology Honor Award, 1989
Innovations & Patents
- Has been a principal investigator in most studies that have led to new FDA-approved therapies for age-related macular degeneration.
- Board of Trustees, American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Macula Society
- Retina Society
- American Society of Retina Specialists
- Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Research & Publications
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189 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018
Dr. Schachat is excellent. The macular degeneration in one of my eyes has recently progressed to the "wet" type. He immediately responded to this change with more frequent monitoring and appropriate treatment as needed. I'm so lucky to have a provider of his caliber caring for me!!!
Reviewed on Nov 7, 2018
I first saw an opthalmic technician, then had retinal imaging, and then saw Dr. Schachat, who did an eye exam and read the imaging/films. All of this was done in a timely manner.
Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018
very competent and friendly doctor
Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018
The purpose of my visit was to obtain a second opinion concerning a medication recommended by another provider. Dr. Schachat turned out to be an excellent person to provide this opinion. The information he provided was most helpful.
Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018
Dr. Schachat and his staff offer expedient, friendly and caring approach to me as their patient. I cannot expect any better!
Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018
Dr. Schachat is always professional, courteous and concerned about my situation.
Reviewed on Jul 6, 2018
my only comment was that the provider did not take the time to talk about the change in my eyeglass prescription...just said it was significant. My vision in left eye actually improved, which Dr. Shalacket (SP) did not mention nor explain,,,just that it changed.
Reviewed on Jun 20, 2018
I have the utmost respect for Dr. Schachat, his assistants, receptionists and staff. He is friendly but business like and has addressed all my concerns. In short, he saved my eyesight and continues to \show concern with regular, appropriate visits that he deems necessary.
Reviewed on Jan 8, 2018
Very good staff and give me good information.
Reviewed on Nov 22, 2017
the above is answering about the doctor and not the nurses assitant.
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